Are you a history buff? Think you know everything about Pittsburgh and the area? Or maybe you just have a kid who needs to do a history project while being home schooled. Regardless, the Senator John Heinz History Center has links to lots of great sites via "History From Home," a collection of virtual history offerings.
If you were asked "what small town in Washington County produced 3 star major league baseball players?" would you know how to find the answer? You'd find the answer in the KDKA Radio Time Capsule, a collection of audio clips covering tons of topics.
Maybe war history is more your thing. We Can Do It! WWII is an exhibit recently run at the museum. You can view an online virtual tour from the comfort of your sofa and learn about the war and how Pittsburgh was involved in winning it.
Want to know how much involvement Pittsburgh had in the space race? Probably more than you imagine. Find you what you didn't know by checking out Pittsburgh Goes to the Moon.
Besides the History At Home the Heinz History Center's main site will get you to tons of other great resources to keep you interested or help your kids with their homework. Be sure to check them out!
Heritage Public Library has just secured free access to TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s books. TumbleBooks has made its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31.
Its flagship product, TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world.
In addition to providing the above items geared towards young kids, there are also special collections for math (TumbleMath), teens (TeenBookCloud) including graphic novels, a series for adult romance readers (RomanceBookCloud), and audiobooks (AudioBookCloud). Check out the links below to get instant access - no sign up needed.